Swiss Finance Institute is pleased to invite you to an SFI Breakfast Seminar in Zurich.
Speaker: Franklin Allen, Professor of Economics and Nippon Life Professor of Finance The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania http://fnce.wharton.upenn.edu/documents/cv/VITA-Allen-Apr10.pdf
Topic: Financial innovations There is evidence that financial innovations are sometimes undertaken to create complexity and exploit the purchaser. Thus such innovation does have a dark side. As far as the financial crisis is concerned, securitization and subprime mortgages may have exacerbated the problem. However, financial crises have occurred in a very wide range of circumstances in which these and other innovations were not significant. There is evidence that financial liberalization has been more of a problem. There are many financial innovations that have had significant positive effects, including venture capital and leveraged buyouts and innovations to fund environmental- and health care improvements.
Date, location: Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Zurich Cantonal Bank (ZKB), Josefstrasse 222, Zurich.
Program: 6.30 – 7.00 am Breakfast. 7.00 – 8.00 am Presentation and discussion.
The presentation will be in English and attendance is free of charge. For safety reasons, registration is mandatory.
To submit your completed registration form, please click the “send” button. Registration is complete once you receive confirmation from SFI.
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button. Registration is complete once you receive confirmation from SFI.